Venus phases July 2010 - January 2012
Taken on 19 August 2010 through a FL102S refractor with a
5x imagemate and SPC900NC webcam.
Stacked in Registax5 and processed in Photoshop CS2.
Taken 26 Nov 2001
with Coolpix digicamera through
a VC200L telescope
Taken 27 Feb 2009 with a SP900NC
webcam through a Celestron 9.25” telescope.
Transit of Venus - 8 June 2004
These shots show the latter stages of the transit of Venus across the surface of the Sun and were
taken through a VC200L telescope. This extremely rare event was seen through this telescope by
around 350 students, staff and passers-by on an extremely clear day at the Plume School, Maldon.
5 Planets alignment 2002 Click on images below to see screen size image
This sequence of photos was taken through the FL102S refractor with a x2 barlow and a DMK21 camera.
The purpose of this project was to show the varying phase of Venus and it’s apparent change in size as it
orbits the Sun. The image of the Sun was taken on 4 March 2011 As this inferior conjunction has been very unfavourable with Venus well south of the ecliptic all images were taken in daylight. The individual Venus images are accurately positioned based on their position in the sky relative to the Sun.
The last image to complete the set was taken on 13 January 2012. The individual frames were stacked in Registax 5/6 and processed in Photoshop.
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